Post the release of Sushant Singh Rajput's MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, there have been reports claiming that Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan was also a part of the Dhoni biopic. It was suggested that after the Uri terror attacks and the demand of ban of Pakistani artistes, the makers cut Fawad’s part to avoid controversy.
It was said that he had shot for the part and was to play cricketer Virat Kohli in the biopic of Indian skipper for limited overs Mahendra Singh Dhoni. ismissing all rumours, the makers released a statement saying that the Paksiatni actor was never a part of the movie. “Fawad Khan was never part of the film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Even when we were casting the movie, he was not in the consideration set.
Dhoni is an extremely realistic biopic and we have been true to that even in our casting,” Fox Star Studios spokesman said in a statement. there were plenty rumours about actors like Fawad Khan, Gautam Gulati and Ram Charan to play the role of three famous Indian cricketers. However, all this has turned out to be false.